Skip to main content

Transient - Work/Play EP [mtk157]

Audio Preview

audio
Transient - Work/Play EP [mtk157]


Published
Topics


U.S. veteran idm artist Transient is practically an old hand at Monotonik releases now, since this is his third for the label, quite apart from some stunning EPs and albums for netlabels like One and his own Noisy Vagabond Recordings.

And 'Work/Play EP' is a wonderful, aptly named split album, since it was composed both on work breaks with a Palm handheld (the 'Work' half) and at home using Impulse Tracker (the 'Play' half), and both halves show inspired mastery of melody, vocoded vocals, and bleep idm.

Starting with the 'Work' half, 'Direct' is tremendously smart idmpop, happily proclaiming that 'the things you desire will destroy you'. Other highlights of the 'Work' side include the loping, considered 'I'm Going To Explode', as well as the witty 'Trashybin'. As for 'Play', it's more clipped, and almost more retro, but just as lovable, with 'Toasted' sounding almost like it's being played backward, and 'Chip Ship' layering on layers and layers of layers, before 'Play' slides and slithers around melodic wavelenghts that make us all happy to be alive. It's more transforming transience from Transient, and we thank him profusely.


1 - toasted
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - all you can do
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - chip ship
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - sporty flute spoof
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - play
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - direct
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
7 - oblong
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
8 - minty fresh
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
9 - i'm going to explode
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
10 - trashybin
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Label / Recorded by

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]

comment
Reviews

Reviewer: DraCo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2005
Subject: winter worl/play :)
Perfect EP for these short winter days...
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
Monotonik
by Transient
audio
eye 33,818
favorite 2
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Monotonik
by Transient
audio
eye 5,409
favorite 1
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Monotonik
by Transient
movies
eye 63
favorite 0
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Ogredung
by Transient
audio
eye 5,904
favorite 0
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Kikapu
by Transient
audio
eye 5,432
favorite 0
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Miasmah
by transient
audio
eye 34,283
favorite 3
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Camomille
by Transient
audio
eye 2,026
favorite 1
comment 0
Cover Art Archive
by transient
image
eye 516
favorite 0
comment 0
Dusted Wax Kingdom
by Transient
audio
eye 16,171
favorite 1
comment 0
Miasmah
audio
eye 7,067
favorite 0
comment 0